Mcdowell High School

  • Mcdowell High School serves 2,222 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 75% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Mcdowell High School's student population of 2,222 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 139 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,222 students
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Total Classroom Teachers139 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mcdowell High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mcdowell High School is 0.21, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.00. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#707 out of 2,835 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
4%
15%
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White
89%
66%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mcdowell High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.21n/a
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Graduation Rate
94%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mcdowell High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMillcreek Township SD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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  4.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
3  
Challenging classes and blah blah blah blah, but there are hardly any windows in this freaking school! Who the heck designed this thing!? It is not that hard to imagine that humans don't like to be stuck inside all day, day after day with no natural sunlight. Whoever built the MIHS building needs to rethink their career choice!
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5  
McDowell is an amazing school. I am currently a student attending this school and all the teachers and administrators are very kind and willing to help students learn the material even if it's during after school tutoring or their own lesson planning block.
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